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't think any of those things work. >> a confident n.r.a. president said on cnn they will win. >> do you think you have enough support on capitol hill to keep an assault weapons ban from passing? >> right now we do. >> after sandy hook elementary school, polls showed a majority of americans favored stricter gun control. that may not translate into action on capitol hill. nearly 300 members of congress have an a rating from the n.r.a. for opposition to all gun control measures. with just the threat of stricter laws looming, many americans are rushing to stock up on weapons and ammunition. as the gun control debate heats up in statehouses and in washington, the still grieving parents are debating what does do with sandy hook elementary school. >> knocking down the school is knocking down the memories of the children. >> knock it down and make it sacred ground. >> the white house has signaled if the congress does not act the president willutive ode enraging gun rights advocates. >> developing news: the first president george bush is out of the houston hospital where he has been since novem
he will introduce and so does the nra which has issued a strike. john alston is here with the story. >> the president promised he would act quickly to come up with a plan. he put vice president biden in charge of his task force, and now we will learn the specific. >> a month after the connecticut school masacre president obama will unveil his plan to fight gun violence. one member on his side is san mateo democrat jackie spear who met with vice president biden yesterday. >> i think the president has made it clearan an assault weapon ban renewed. he wants a ban on magazines that are high capacity. and we absolutely have to have a universal criminal background check. >> that means guaranteed background checks when people buy weapons from gun shows or private sellers. >> why would we want to continue to have an environment that we do here in this country and not so much in california, but in the country our 40% of the guns purchased don't have a background check. >> the group responsible citizens of california sees the president's plan as an attack on the second amendment. >> the focus
. they heard a few speakers repeat the nra's call to have armed guards in all schools. >> those kids might have been alive if a few of the office personnel or some of the people had a concealed carry permit to protect our children. >> that idea did not go unchallenged. >> i know i will get booed, but when i listen to the leadership of the nra saying we need more guns in the schools, i could vomit. >> speakers called for better mental health programs and blamed a reliance on pharmaceuticals. >> seems like now society is throwing pills to these young men like tic-tacs. >> and media coverage of shootings took a hit. >> because of them it makes shooting up a school or library, post office, something glorified. >> congressman thompson will hold a similar forum tomorrow in vallejo and thursday in santa rosa. he will then take his ideas back to washington for possible legislation. live at napa city hall, abc7 news. >> thanks a lot. >>> more problems for the boeing 787 dreamliner. the plane was taxiing to the runway at boston's logan international airport today when a pilot in another plane noticed fue
and mentally ill to get guns. >>reporter: nra would say to you they can get them illegally. >> i don't agree with that. gun lobby even opposes gun purchaser being checked against the terrorist watch list. doesn't that seem like a common sense thing to do. >>reporter: they made these arguments the only thing that stops bad guy is a good guy with a gun. somebody with a gun there in that parking lot with jerad loughner inter. >> there was. there was somebody with a gun other than the shooter. >>reporter: there was a man nearby with a gun in his pocket but almost accidentally shot the hero. >> nearly shot the man who took down jerrad by a good guy with a gun. >>reporter: two years after he opened fireworks it is still a kind of miracle that congresswoman giffords survive survived. bullet had torn a tunnel through her brain. >> yes that's it. that's a thumb. >>reporter: we saw her incredible spirit. her will and recovery moving so fast doctors were amazed at the pace. today she says she is still making gain but every one is hard fought. >> it has been a long two year years. >> oh. so s
in only 30 of the states. >> reporter: the head of the nra called the universal background check a waste of time and money. >> you are never going to get criminals to go through universal background checks. all of the law abiding people you will create an enormous federal bureaucracy. >> congress woman jackie spear who was shot five times says wayne la pierre doesn't represent the nra membership. >> the polls show that the vast majority of the nra members support the background checks. >> he will turn the recommendations over to nancy pelosi and we will see how you far they get in the republican-led house. in the newsroom, mark matthews, abc 7 news. let's go overseas to israel and the air strike raising the concern ooh even higher in the embattled part of the middle east. israeli war planes bombed a convoy near the syria border with lebanon and martha raddatz explains what the strike is all about. >> reporter: this is what we know. officials say truckloads of dangerous weapons were being loaded from a facility in syria and then were headed for lebanon. officials say inside the trucks wer
magazines and instituting universal background trucks. the n.r.a. say they will fight any ban on weapons. >> here is a like look at a gun buyback that opened a few minutes ago in marin city with a few people there. the buy back at st. andrew's presbyterian church is one of five locations across marin county where people can turn in their guns, no questions asked. anyone turning in a handgun, rifle or shotgun receives $200. the boy back is open to residents of marin, sonoma and san francisco. folks must show documentation of where they live to get 9 buy back cash which continues until 8:00 this evening. after weeks of speculation facebook has a new feature in an invitation-only event at the headquarters. abc7 news reporter is live in the newsroom with details. katie? >> business and technology reporter is inside facebook right now tweeting the big announcement. zuckerberg has unveiled a new search feature. this is a picture of the announcement taken by our reporter who is inside. television news cameras were not allowed inside. this is video released by facebook. the feature is called a g
looming advocates have begun an intense push back. in a video the n.r.a. goes after the president. >> it is just eat hypocrite. slamming president obama for being skeptical about armed guards in schools while his daughters have required secret service protection. >> are the president's kids more important than yours? >> the white house called the video repugnant. the senate is going to begin working on gun legislation in the next two weeks but president obama said he could not wait. he signed 23 executive orders on gun control that do not require congressional approval. >> a gun buyback program proved to be a huge success in the bay area. 827 weapons were turned in by different people from four counties. they were given $200 a agoers ran out of money in a few hours. note oh got the most with 277 weapons and san rafael netted 223, central marin had 2306, and marin city 71. another buy back has been scheduled for next monday running from 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at night with weapons dropped off, no questions, at the san rafael police departments and mill valley police department. >> a
for those ideas in congress. >> reporter: the president of the national rifle association says the nra has enough votes to block a ban on military style rifles. >> the likelihood they are not going to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> joe biden is set to deliver his proposals for tougher gun control laws to president obama next week. he is expected to reintroduce the assault rifle ban. universal background checks, right now they are only required when a gun is purchased at a retailer. it would close the loopholes and require background checks for any sale of a gun. and limiting ammunition clips, limiting them to ten rounds. a top lawmaker is calling on retailers to suspend assault type rifles until congress acts. >> they are flying off the shelves at our gun stores. >> it has caused a near stampede of gun buying. people lined up around the block at this gun show in manchester. another gun show in new york drew protestors from both sides. >> this is an opportunity for us to stand up against gun violence >>. >> nationwide run on ammo. >> there has been more demand for ammu
spencer very much. >> nra reless controversial video. tonight why the gun group is calling the president elitist. stay with us. 7 news at 9 continues here if just a at 9 continues here if just a moment >> over seas for a moment. major escalation in the snrils sir yeah. 83 people keyed and 2 explosions inside the campus of the main university in northern city of low pressure. 120 others injured. some critically. these happened as students were taking exams. there are reports that the blast were caused by aircraft missiles or bombs. rebel say the president assad forces kird out the attack but government claim rebel for firing the rocket. >> back here national rifle association released new video calling president obama an elitist hypocrite because the president is skeptical about installing armed guards in school yet he has secret service protection for his daughters at their school. here's the clip. >> are the president kid more important than yours? then why is he skeptical about putting armed security in our schools when his kids are protected by armed guards at their schools? mr.
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